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Unemployment supplement exposes problems with status quo


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    One of the most popular aspects of the three stimulus bills passed into law is the additional money added each week to peoples unemployment checks. Originally at and additional $600/week and now at $300/week, this extra money has been a lifesaver for potentially millions of Americans. It also shines a bright light on how the unemployment system as we know it is woefully inadequate and isn't set up to help people and families the way it was originally intended to.

    I don't really know what can be done at the federal level because the unemployment system is run by the states, but I would like to see something done on a permanent basis because the unemployment system as we know it is a mess.

    Does anyone have an idea what Congress could do outside of passing a federal unemployment law? Could that even be done in the polarized environment we currently find ourselves in?